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Mark Grabe
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Preparing edupreneurs
I have read many books about technology innovators. Their lives and their struggles make for great stories. A frequent theme is a challenge these innovators face being able to actually build a company and sell products. The solution is often described as “b...

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SRA reading kits revisited
I assign the grad students in my instructional design and technology class the task of analyzing a system that allows individuals students to advance based on demonstrated competence. This my way of explaining what I learned as “mastery learning” back in th...

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Monarch larva soon to produce a chrysalis
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The complexity of edupreneurship
I have thinking about this issue for some time. My initial interest was sparked by a growing list of individuals offering their services as educational consultants, presenters, and trainers who were teachers, but decided to leave the classroom in one of the...

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Fall is coming and the trees are beginning to turn. Great time of the year in the north.
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DuckDuckGo - a more private search alternative
I like the idea of keeping competition going even when there is a large lead for one online service.  DuckDuckGo  continues as an alternative to Google. DuckDuckGo advertises its advantage as privacy and  I read that the number of searches  using this alter...

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Facts, lies, propaganda, and fake news
I listen to Jeff Jarvis weekly because participates on a podcast we follow (This Week in Google – TWIG). He is a faculty member in the journalism school at the City University of New York. The YouTube presentation I link here is far more academic than his T...

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Politics and education
This is a political post. I seldom write about politics on this blog because I try to focus here on education issues. I do write about politics elsewhere . Those of us who are or were educators are pressured to make this distinction. I understand this ratio...

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Tech may make mastery learning practical
Mastery learning is one the concepts I discovered early in my career and that I continue to return to as a great idea just on the edge of meaningful implementation. I see mastery learning as different from other education concepts that continue to reappear ...

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Read along
There must be an idea here. Reading along with the sound track from Hamilton on the Amazon Show. [new observation from Cindy's tech lab]
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